Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

22nd OIFF – Official Trailer 2019

22nd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and 19th CameraZizanio – official trailer
Animation: Jannik Hastrup / Music: Nikos Kyrourgos

A few words from Camera Zizanio’s Team

Camera ZizanioTaking steps forward for the last nineteen years, you need to make a stop-over to understand the length of the route you have taken, the place you’ve reached. This year, a short message arrived from Belarus marked Camera Zizanio‘s stop-over.

A young girl wrote to us: “Hello! I have participated in your festival twice, but this year I have no film to take part. But I love your festival so much. I would be grateful if you would allow me to come for the workshops. I am not asking you anything else, but only the opportunity to be part of this event.”

Then you realize you have achieved another level. In fact, however essential the Festival may be, it becomes a “pretext”. It is the occasion for us to get together, talk and, above all, create. Because it is not only Arina from Belarus who is coming to Pyrgos for this reason. There are also children from Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, China and elsewhere.

Because Camera Zizanio and Olympia International Film Festival are mainly creation, it’s the next step. The next day!

But the great leap forward will take place when the old raisin factory in Pyrgos will acquire a new life in order to host the dreams of Arina and thousands of young people through the creation of the European Center of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation.

Camera Zizanio Team

Catalogue/ Κατάλογος 2019

The catalogue of 19th edition of Camera Zizanio is  now available online!

Click here to download the catalogue. (PDF format, 5.49 MB) CAMERAZIZANIO_Catalogue_2019


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Biggest than ever this year’s Camera Zizanio’s program!

With 241 films from 48 countries and all continents, 19th Camera Zizanio stands for the Youth Audiovisual Creation worldwide.

The films participating in the competition program were selected out of more than 2000 entries! Selecting the most representative ones was a difficult task!

102 films from 31 countries at the European Section: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, Czech Republic, UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Norway, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey. And if we add Greece, then it makes them 32!!

Analytically: 24 films in Category A’ (children’s films up to 12 years old), 41 films in Category B’ (youngsters’ films from 13 to 16 years old) and 37 films in Category C’ (youngsters’ films from 17 to 20 years old).

31 films from 16 countries at the International Section: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, USA, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Canada, China, Lebanon, Mexico, Bangladesh, Oman, Philippines.

Least but not last, 109 films were selected for the Greek Section. Films meeting the standards of Camera Zizanio out of the 130 who were submitted. Therefore, we have 90 schools from all over Greece and one from Egypt as well as 9 films by individual creators, from all age categories.

Analytically: 28 films in Category A'(26 schools and 2 individual creators), 53 films in Category B’ ( 51 schools and 2 individual creators)and 28 films in Category C’ (23 schools and 5 individual creators).

The 19th Camera Zizanio has arrived!

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19th Camera Zizanio will take place at Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece from November 30 to December 7, 2019 along with the 22th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.

Camera Zizanio 2019: full list of films